|NASA EPOXI Hartley Flyby Reveals New Insights into Comet Features|
NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft successfully flew past comet Hartley 2 on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010. Scientists say initial images from the flyby provide new information about the comet's volume and material spewing from its surface. EPOXI is an extended mission that uses the already in-flight Deep Impact spacecraft.
Keywords: What -- COMETS; What -- Deep Impact
|ISS Day on the Hill on This Week @NASA|
The International Space Station and its benefit to science as the world's only laboratory in microgravity is highlighted on Capitol Hill. Also, Bolden Finds NEEMO; JPL Open House; Cleveland HUBZone; African Cosmos; Aerospace Scholars; NASA Now Emmy; SOI; and more!
Keywords: NEEMO; Dives; Deep; Into; Research; on; This; Week; @NASA
|NASA Spacecraft Completes Comet Flyby|
NASA's Stardust-NExT mission completed its Valentine's Day "date with a comet" with its flyby of comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14. The spacecraft's closest approach came at approximately 11:40 p.m. EST on Feb. 14. An imaging sequence of about eight minutes is expected to yield 72 high-resolution images around the time of closest approach for best-resolution coverage of Tempel 1's nucleus. At the time of closest encounter, the spacecraft was expected to be approximately 124 miles from the comet's nucleu...
Keywords: What -- COMETS; What -- Deep Impact; What -- Stardust; What -- Sun